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Milky Way Galaxy Doomed to Head-On Crash with Andromeda (We'Re DooMed In 4 billion years Alert!! )
SPACE.com ^ | 5/31/12 | Mike Wall

Posted on 05/31/2012 6:54:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

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To: Miles the Slasher

Nothing a couple o rounds of tzjin-anthony-ks wont cure.


51 posted on 05/31/2012 10:32:18 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: NormsRevenge

So our solar system will have to deal with the risk of being ejected from the galactic system, or at least significantly higher background radiation, long before we ever have to worry about our sun going red-giant.

In other news, the night sky is predicted to be pretty damn spectacular in about 3 billion years, as the Andromeda looms ever larger.


52 posted on 05/31/2012 11:14:10 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Our solar system sitting on its side as it orbits the galactic center is a result of a collision in the past. We’re an invader. We made it once, we’ll make it again. lol Of course by then the sun may be at the end of its life.


53 posted on 05/31/2012 11:19:25 PM PDT by Partisan Gunslinger
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To: Inyo-Mono

Okay then. You’re our official “Andromeda Warning’’ guy.:-)


54 posted on 05/31/2012 11:32:42 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Remind me to stay in bed that morning...


55 posted on 06/01/2012 2:33:31 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: UCANSEE2

speed the milky way galaxy moves through space is about 1,080,000 miles per hour.


56 posted on 06/01/2012 6:26:59 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: KevinDavis; annie laurie; Knitting A Conundrum; Viking2002; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Mmogamer; ...

Thanks NormsRevenge.
 
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57 posted on 06/01/2012 2:25:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv; UCANSEE2; TheOldLady
If Obama gets reelected this Crash will never happen.

If you think the SOB is repulsive now....just...wait...

58 posted on 06/01/2012 2:32:39 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
speed the milky way galaxy moves through space is about 1,080,000 miles per hour.

100,000mph, 250,000 mph, now you say 1,080,000mph.

NEXT BIDDER please.

Seriously, though, exactly HOW was that measured?

59 posted on 06/01/2012 4:38:51 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2
It is no blunder the galaxies are not moving directly at one another they are both moving generally in the same direction towards what is called the Great Attractor . Both galaxies are moving at over 1 million miles per hour.
This is one of the studies done to find our velocity.
http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0510106
60 posted on 06/02/2012 1:57:03 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: NormsRevenge

And so tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 3,999,999,999.


61 posted on 06/02/2012 2:57:38 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: NormsRevenge
Actually, with the universe expanding and all galaxies moving away from us (except those that are gravitationally bound) I suspect that whatever humans evolve into in 4 billion years will be thankful to have the bountiful store of matter and energy that Andromeda and Triangulum represent for their use.

And it think the sun is going to live far beyond the 5 billion additional years cited. All it takes to extend it's life is the addition of copious amounts of hydrogen which can be gotten from nearby solar systems. That's just an engineering problem.

Just IMHO of course.

Godspeed

HoA

62 posted on 06/02/2012 8:37:15 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

How fast is the Great Attractor moving?


63 posted on 06/02/2012 2:24:34 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

P.S. Thank you for providing relevant links to the issue.


64 posted on 06/02/2012 2:26:35 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
"Astronomers have long known that the Milky Way and Andromeda, which is also known as M31, are barrelling toward one another at a speed of about 250,000 mph (400,000 kph)." It is no blunder the galaxies are not moving directly at one another they are both moving generally in the same direction towards what is called the Great Attractor . Both galaxies are moving at over 1 million miles per hour.

SO, both are moving at over 1 million mph in the same direction, but we are moving at 250,000mph towards each other? Or is one of us moving 250,000mph faster than the other?

And whatever happened to the concept of the big bang, where we are all moving AWAY from a central point?

Are we moving 'away' from a central point, yet 'towards' a non-central point?

And WHERE is the CENTER of the Universe anyway? Where is there something that is NOT MOVING ?

65 posted on 06/02/2012 2:33:10 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2
for ever answer makes thousands of new questions. Which means the more we learn the less we know.

I don't think there is a center of the universe in my opinion it is infinite as is time. why I believe that is simple: There can not be a center because that means there is an end. If there is an end what is on the other side? Similar point with time.

66 posted on 06/02/2012 5:22:06 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn
for ever answer makes thousands of new questions.

Why, yes, it certainly does.

Which means the more we learn the less we know.

"You took the words right out of my mouth."

I don't think there is a center of the universe in my opinion it is infinite as is time. why I believe that is simple: There can not be a center because that means there is an end. If there is an end what is on the other side? Similar point with time.

The human mind has no understanding of, nor experience of, anything INFINITE. Ergo, it is beyond our ability, at this time, to think of the Universe in terms of being infinite, or understand how it is even possible.

All our experience relates to being on this planet (and the moon), where everything if FINITE.

So... we are limited by our experience to 'seeing' things in terms of what we have 'experienced'.

Sometimes we get things right. Mostly, not. We constantly predict what CANNOT be, and then weeks or months later find out that what 'cannot' be actually exists.

Here's a hint: If the Universe in INFINITE, then EVERYTHING is possible, and actually exists, somewhere.

67 posted on 06/03/2012 5:18:47 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
Similar point with time.

Time is another 'concept' that no other life form except humans 'contemplate'. Perhaps that makes us 'smarter' than the 'lower life forms', perhaps it does not.

It sure as heck doesn't make us happy.

Ever seen a dog look concertedly at his watch?

68 posted on 06/03/2012 5:30:23 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2
Ever seen a dog look concertedly at his watch?

1815hrs my dog looks at the clock and wonders why dinner is 15 minutes late.

69 posted on 06/03/2012 5:35:08 PM PDT by 11Bush
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1815hrs my dog looks at the clock and wonders why dinner is 15 minutes late.

Makes you wonder who's the highest life form on Earth.

70 posted on 06/03/2012 5:51:05 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

Not everything. The Islamic belief of a solid sky made of some kind of metal on a flat planet I doubt exists.


71 posted on 06/03/2012 11:00:04 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn
Not everything. The Islamic belief of a solid sky made of some kind of metal on a flat planet I doubt exists.

Oh... now we are talking about what exists in the 'mind' of man. There are no limits there, and no laws of physics apply. So... to them it exists.

Since much of our knowledge in 'inferred', there is a very fuzzy line between what is 'real', and what we 'imagine'. I believe the Great Pyramid of Giza exists, but I have never seen it in person. I cannot truly even comprehend it's size, until I do. I have to take it on 'faith' and use my 'imagination'.

I may 'doubt' that a flat planet exists (flat and round ? flat and square? Does it have any 'thickness' or is it 'two-dimensional'?), but then I haven't seen 'everything', and likely never will.

Like you, I doubt it, but I cannot 'prove' it.

72 posted on 06/04/2012 9:52:31 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2
Even better is the solid metal sky and all the stars are lamps under the roof with no mention of the Universe and he flew to the heavens on what is called a Buraq only at night(Pegasus with a human head). Stephen Hawking claims Islam had a lot of things correct when it came to how the world works.
Obviously both of their imaginations are better then mine.
73 posted on 06/05/2012 8:48:17 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn
Stephen Hawking claims Islam had a lot of things correct when it came to how the world works.

Christianity says that 'satan' was sealed in a pit (perhaps in the bottom of the ocean) and will be 'released' when the time comes.

Islam says their 'prophet' was sealed in a pit (perhaps in a well) and will be 'released' when the time comes.

Very similar stories, are they not?

74 posted on 06/05/2012 10:43:43 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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